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What to do in Amsterdam (and surroundings)

People ask me all the time, what should I do and avoid in Amsterdam? Well, there is a lot of fun stuff to do without it all costing an arm and a leg. Just enjoying the city, its sights and its outdoor seating is largely free (considering you have to eat or drink anyways)... Here are some of my favorite things to do and go see as well as some practical things. Just Been There Art Look at or buy art inspired by this trip. If you like this trip, but can't go, or you too have just been there, this unique art may rekindle fond memories of your own trip. Click the image for a link to the online store. Note: you will be leaving this site and connect to the artists site. Canal Scene - Amsterdam All art copyright Christine Ong-Dijcks. Food The important bit (in my opinion) when wandering around Amsterdam. Of course you will see lots of restaurants around Leidse Plein or Rembrandt Plein. Some may even be worth it... but I would go with some more funky or local options. You should find

Getting around Prague - Airport Bus, Metro and other transportation tips

Prague is a city to enjoy, and as many European cities has excellent public transportation options to save some money on airport transfers into the city. Airport Express Bus This bus stops at both Terminal 1 and 2. I've found it a convenient option, although it costs 60 Czech Crowns, about double that of the public bus and subway. If you are coming from a Schengen country, you will hop on at T2. The bus stop is at the end of the public bus stops, just walk outside from the terminal and follow signs for Airport Express. Have some small amount of Czech crowns and pay the driver directly. No need to get tickets beforehand. It took about 30 minutes on a Sunday to get to the central train station. The return trip on a Friday afternoon took about 45 minutes or so. So plan ahead. The bus drops you off outside (actually - on top of) the main station. To get to the city and the actual station, take the elevators down or walk down the steps. From the main train station hall,